So this is an odd situation, especially since this is the (at least) third time I've installed Cygwin in a similar setup, and I've never seen this behavior before.
My setup: Windows 7; Cygwin, with MinTTy as my terminal, BASH as my shell; Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 v1.0
What's happening: when typing in a terminal, if I hit the DELETE key, all characters from the beginning of the line to the cursor's position are erased and replaced with "[3~"
Open a terminal, type in some text, and position cursor, as below
$ hello im just typing in the terminal
position the cursor after "typ" and hit DELETE
$ [3~ing in the terminal
As I mentioned above, I've actually installed Cygwin on this machine before, with this same keyboard. The DELETE key WORKED before. I even use the same model keyboard with my laptop, which is running Win7 with Cygwin and minTTY in an almost identical setup. On my laptop, I never see this behavior.
Does anyone have ANY idea what I might need to do to fix this? I've googled around and can't find anything.
Thanks so much!